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Construction : Web Exclusive | September 2017 | Source : CW-India

Prime business districts in the three Indian metros see robust rental growth

Healthy surge in rentals across key business districts reinstated the growing prominence of Indian metros on the global map of high-rent yielding commercial spaces according to the Asia-Pacific Prime Office Rental Index for Q2 2017 by Knight Frank.

The global price index that compares rental values of prime office spaces across 20 international markets rose by 1.2 per cent in the quarter ending June 2017.

Sustained interest from the IT and ITes sector pushed rents in Bengaluru’s Central Business District by 4 per cent - the highest among other key CBDs in India. The rent appreciation was also the third highest globally after Phnom Penh’s City Centre (4.2 per cent) and Tokyo’s Central five Wards (4.1 per cent).

Other established business districts such as the Connaught Place in Delhi also saw a 2.2 per cent climb in rentals, courtesy a lull in supply of new office spaces and dwindling vacancies. The Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai recorded a quarter-on-quarter increase of 2 per cent in rents in the June ending-quarter of 2017. Vacancy levels in the financial capital, however, got a boost with a fresh office supply of approximately 530,000 sq ft in the last quarter.

Dr Samantak Das, Chief Economist and National Director-Research, Knight Frank India, said, “Prime business districts in the three Indian metros have seen robust rental growth courtesy strong demand and limited vacancies. This scenario is expected to remain for a year owing to a supply crunch of new office space. Despite the global pressures on the IT and ITes sector triggered by automation and limitation in demand for business the technology-driven Bengaluru market has performed well and it expected to do even better. But prime office assets in Mumbai and Delhi are likely to see a slower growth trajectory having already scaled high-rental values.”

While Phnom Penh topped the chart this quarter with 4.2 per cent increase, Bangkok the erstwhile topper saw its first decline this quarter in close to three years.

Over the next 12 months, we expect rents in 15 cities out of the 20 markets tracked to either remain steady or increase, which is the same as our previous forecast.

Read the report here: http://bit.ly/RentIDX

 

Asia-PacificRents Index

 

City

Submarket(s)

3-month % change
(Q1 2017-Q2 2017)

Forecast next
12 months

Phnom Penh

City Centre

4.2%

Same

Tokyo*

Central 5 Wards

4.1%

Decrease

Bengaluru

CBD

4.0%

Increase

Seoul

CBD, GBD, YBD

3.5%

Increase

Taipei

Downtown

3.1%

Increase

New Delhi

Connaught Place

2.2%

Same

Mumbai

BKC

2.0%

Increase

pMelbourne

CBD

1.1%

Increase

Manila

Various

1.0%

Increase

Sydney

CBD

1.0%

Increase

Hong Kong

Central

1.0%

Increase

Guangzhou

CBD

0.9%

Increase

Brisbane

CBD

0.9%

Increase

Beijing

Various

0.3%

Decrease

Perth

CBD

0.2%

Decrease

Shanghai

Puxi, Pudong

0.0%

Same

Jakarta

CBD

0.0%

Decrease

Singapore

Raffles Place, Marina Bay

0.0%

Same

Bangkok

CBD

-0.2%

Increase

Kuala Lumpur

City Centre

-0.4%

Decrease

 

 

 

 
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